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Old 04-19-2008, 02:57 AM
 
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I will be working in Laguna Niguel next fall. I can't afford the Laguna Beach area, but I still want to live by the beach and want a reasonable (if not short) commute. My roommate and I can afford around $1400/month. Which cities/neighborhoods are my next best options?

What is Newport Beach like? I see that it is close but a friend lives there and says it isn't particularly diverse, which isn't a huge factor, but I prefer to live somewhere that is (I'm from Pasadena). I like the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, but that might be a bit of a commute (or maybe not, I'm not familiar with the rush hour on freeways down there). thanks!

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Old 04-19-2008, 04:43 AM
 
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Hmm, looking into Newport Beach, it looks like I definitely couldn't afford that area either anyways...

any other ideas greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Mesa, az
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comptons diverse and beautiful.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Irvine
Mission Viejo
Parts of Costa Mesa
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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You might do better posting in the OC forum.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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I don't wanna live in the OC though...not really a fan of that area although I like the beaches. I'm trying to find a good area near the OC, but not in it, that would still not make me have an awful commute to Laguna Niguel.

How bad would the commute to Belmont Shore be?
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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According to Mapquest, it's a 32.5 mile drive. I'm thinking you're looking at 45 min - 1 hr. Belmont Shore is a very nice area.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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When it's not summer, you can drive from Belmont Shore to Laguna in 40 minutes straight down PCH. In summer, plan on almost an hour.

Belmont Shore is great but I don't think you will find it substantially cheaper than laguna or newport.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Laguna Niguel to Long Beach is a long drive. My husband did Laguna Hills (next to Laguna Niguel) to Long Beach (reverse commute for you) for a few years and he was so fatigued and said the drive was utter hell. That was back in the late 80's and early 90's and by now traffic is even worse. Your drive is going to be at least an hour at rush hour, if you can handle that. Basically there are no areas outside Orange County that are "close" to Laguna Niguel. When there is no traffic it is about 40-45 minutes. If I were you, I would either move within a reasonable distance of Laguna Niguel or not take the job.

San Clemente might be a good alternative. It is a nice beach town and will be about a twenty to twenty five minute drive into Laguna Niguel at rush hour. It is in Orange County, but if you considered Laguna Beach, why not consider San Clemente. You should be able to find a studio or something in your price range in SC.
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